Leisure & Spa

The Nare has an extensive range of leisure facilities and bespoke activities for guests to enjoy

This privately owned country house hotel offers traditional luxury. Boasting two restaurants, a spa and excellent leisure facilities, it also overlooks a secluded cove. If you're looking for something exclusive this is the place for you.

Flora Carr, GQ Magazine


A therapist readies a massage table at Carne Bay Spa in Cornwall.
One of two calming treatment rooms

Carne Bay Spa is The Nare's charming spa facility. Located in a quiet corner of the hotel you will find two calming treatment rooms and a full menu of treatments designed to relax, de-stress and help you shake off the cares of the world. Spoil yourself with a massage, pamper yourself with a manicure or simply have your hair done for the evening.


A little boy runs along Carne Beach towards the sea.

Fun on Carne Beach

Carne Beach is one of Cornwall's best kept secrets. At high tide it's a great place for a swim, at low tide a mile of golden sand creates safe bathing, fantastic rock pools and acres of space for a game of beach volleyball, cricket or sand castle building. 

The beach is easily accessible from the hotel and a great place to while away a summer's day or enjoy a stroll along the water's edge, perhaps catching a glimpse of a dolphin or visiting seals.

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The outdoor pool at The Nare hotel.

Swimming Pools & Hot Tub

The Nare outdoor pool is surrounded by sun loungers and enjoys fantastic views across the gardens, the beach and out to sea. The outdoor pool is open between May and October and is heated to a warm 30 degrees Celsius.

The indoor pool has its own jet stream for ambitious swimmers and a hot hydrotherapy spa, sauna and steam room for complete relaxation. The outdoor hot tub sits in the shelter of a beach hut overlooking the sea, this is a great place to relax and watch the sun go down on Nare Head.

Swimming Pools and Hot Tub
The Nare's motor launch sails past St Mawes castle

Hotel Boats

The Nare has two hotel boats exclusively for the enjoyment of guests. Alice Rose is The Nare's 38' classic gentleman's motor launch, offering scheduled and private chartered sailings from April to September.

Maggie O'Nare is a classic Cornish Crabber. Skippered by The Nare proprietor, Toby Ashworth, Maggie is available for charter for full or half days. Both boats offer a wonderful way to experience the stunning scenery from the water.

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A woman paints the Cornish coast during an art holiday.

Art and Painting

The Nare has it's own Artist-in-Residence, Jeanni, who offers art and painting tuition for guests, either individually or in groups. Jeanni is an enthusiastic and innovative freelance artist and former art teacher, who believes everyone can paint or sketch if shown how.

Her passion for art is infectious and her lessons are always popular. Choose from anything as little as a one hour taster to daily lessons during your stay.  

Art and Painting at The Nare
The Nare hotel's all-weather tennis court with stunning sea views.

Tennis and Croquet

The Tennis Court sits in the hotel's gardens with breathtaking views along the coast and out to sea. Knock a ball around with the kids or enjoy a far more competitive exercise session on this all weather court. 

Or while away an afternoon with friends and family with a game for all ages and abilities on the large Croquet Lawn. The lawn is set above the hotel, it enjoys the great sea view and a pavillion for relaxing after a game of croquet. 

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Other Activities

The Nare has a range of other leisure activities that can be enjoyed close to the hotel. These include kayaking, sailing, sea fishing and coastal walking.

The Nare's espionage missions allow guests to test their skills as an undercover agent for the day. They are family friendly and a fun way to discover the great outdoors.

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The Nare is quite simply the most enjoyable hotel I have stayed in!

Mr and Mrs Hedgeland, Guest

The country house hotel by the sea